Inside the head of... Morrissey - Daily Mail

'Who would I like to say sorry to? Myself. I put myself through torture': Inside the head of... Morrissey - Daily Mail

The Daily Fail with an 'interview' with Morrissey - zero indication of where or when. With him being very low key, it would have been nice for a bit of background.
Article by Olivia Buxton. 20th, May, 2017.

For those not wanting to give the rag any 'clicks':

Born Steven Patrick Morrissey in Lancashire in 1959, the frequently outspoken former Smiths frontman, singer and author turns 58 tomorrow. His bookish song lyrics were hailed as the finest in rock music, yet his novel ‘List Of The Lost’ won the ‘Bad Sex In Fiction’ award in 2015.

What is your earliest memory?

Being carried on my mother’s shoulders… up and down the living room… nothing’s changed since then.

What sort of child were you?

Perfect in every way.

What is the worst thing anyone has ever said to you?

A journalist told me that my audience is identical to Barry Manilow’s. This was bone-chilling to hear. I left the room.

Who would like to say sorry to and why?

Myself. I put myself through torture. One cancelled show and I lower my face on to a hot stove for six weeks.

Last row you had?

I once sat on the next table to Judge Judy, and for three solid hours she would not stop talking. The woman sitting with her contributed one or two umms, but Judge Rude-y could not shut up. I was ready to ram her face into her own spaghetti.

Tell us a secret about yourself

I have never had a cup of coffee in my entire life. That’s exciting, isn’t it?

What one law would you change?

All meat products should have a MEAT KILLS government health warning because meat production kills the consumer, kills the planet, kills animals. So why is it legal? Since meat causes more damage than tobacco, why only a health warning on tobacco?

Which words or phrases do you overuse?

Finishing a sentence with ‘and so on’ when in fact there’s nothing else to add.

Have you ever cheated death?

Four times.

Who would play you in a film of your life?

I cannot be replicated.

What is the worst job you’ve done?

I was a filing clerk for the Inland Revenue for a few weeks. I ought to have been put to death for that.

What is your worst habit?

I side with anyone who takes the most cynical view.

What is your guiltiest pleasure?

I know every episode of The Big Valley (1965-69) line by line. It isn’t helpful.

If you could go back in time, where would you go?

London’s East End of 1888. The anonymity fascinates me, the rolling fog, the narrow turnings, the prospect of sudden death, a knees-up at The Old King’s Vomit…

When was the last time you cried?

The election of Predicament Trump. He’s a child impersonating an adult, isn’t he? And I can’t forgive him for the sugar-capped teeth and slippery smile of Kellyanne Conway.

What’s the one thing every man should know about women?

Whether male or female, there is always a flaw in the manufacturing.

Who would your dream dinner date be?

I’ve never been on a date, so I’m not even sure what one is.

What’s one skill everyone should have?

The ability to listen. Judge Judy does not have this… which is why she’s a judge.

What’s the worst pain you’ve experienced?

Being a teenager in Seventies Manchester.

Have you ever had a nickname?

I wasn’t ever popular enough to have a nickname.

What song do you want at your funeral?

Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone by Ethel Waters.

What’s the best kiss you’ve had?

None ever.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever had?

‘You don’t project very well as a TV interview.’ I knew it was true.

Regards,
FWD.

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UPDATE: 10:10 AM PT:

An anonymous person posted a scan of the print edition version:




UPDATE May 23:

Additional question posted on Jesse's Twitter (lnk posted by Famous When Dead) and Mando's wife's Instagram, (link posted by an anonymous person):

Stop the press!
Jesse Tobias tweeted:
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Regards,
FWD.
Jesse is not the only one. Mando's wife has the same message on her instagram


A message from #Morrissey... Although the Daily Mail in London printed a q&a with Morrissey yesterday they refused to print the following response: Mail: Which person do you most dislike? Morrissey: Theresa May for saying "I fully support fox-hunting." She doesn't realize that foxes are mothers and fathers and brothers and sisters.
 
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That Pirate Jean Genie!
How do you make me travel from Lotte Lenya to William Bennett and from Bennett to Brion Gysin? :bow:
Yes, the music of this other version sounds a lot like Weill... They must have caught the same spirit and Bowie made it become a a bit more like a rock version.

Oh, show me the way to the Ketamine Sun... and do not even ask why!
my Ketamine ray will ripen the most stubborn of grape! just two days shy for the picking ! putting a little extra shine on any ruddy nosed hobo or top dog exec!


Oh my, surely you know the wise wino way!, oh wait! you don't imbibe! never mind imbibe! never mind nirvana ! never mind Albini Alabama ! never mind the white towels of babel !

.....there are other ways to get there!, as you know .... :thumb:




I could have posted the Doors, but then that would have led the way to Julian Beck & Judith Malina ...... who were an inspiration to some of the Lizard Kings stage antics....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Living_Theatre




U CAN SEE freely now the whole docu

'SIGNALS THROUGH THE FLAMES
'
here below ..... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

https://archive.org/details/SignalsThroughTheFlamesALivingTheaterDocumentary









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my Ketamine ray will ripen the most stubborn of grape! just two days shy for the picking ! putting a little extra shine on any ruddy nosed hobo or top dog exec!


Oh my, surely you know the wise wino way!, oh wait! you don't imbibe! never mind imbibe! never mind nirvana ! never mind Albini Alabama ! never mind the white towels of babel !

.....there are other ways to get there!, as you know .... :thumb:




I could have posted the Doors, but then that would have led the way to Julian Beck & Judith Malina ...... who were an inspiration to some of the Lizard Kings stage antics....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Living_Theatre
U CAN SEE freely now the whole docu
'SIGNALS THROUGH THE FLAMES' here below ..... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
https://archive.org/details/SignalsThroughTheFlamesALivingTheaterDocumentary
<><><>
The wise wino way does not involve alcohol, but it imbibes a thirsty Lizard King anyway... at least that's how it is in an old British scroll. You'll have to trust me on this one!

There are indeed many ways, I know, you know. I know that you know.

The white towel of Babel is always a puzzle, I've heard it can become the shroud of turin (or so they've told me)... it simply becomes things.

Thank you for the living theatre! :)

So once you know...
 
The wise wino way does not involve alcohol, but it imbibes a thirsty Lizard King anyway... at least that's how it is in an old British scroll. You'll have to trust me on this one!

There are indeed many ways, I know, you know. I know that you know.

The white towel of Babel is always a puzzle, I've heard it can become the shroud of turin (or so they've told me)... it simply becomes things.

Thank you for the living theatre! :)

So once you know...
ooooooooooooh this is so nice, good vibe, didn't and now I know!
the tabla is the engine under his flying carpet, but that's obvious. Thanks. :thumb:
 
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